The Life and Times of Robert Emmet, Esq

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ... APPENDIX. The manifesto of the provisional government, drawn up by Robert Emmet, and found at the Depot in Marshalsea-lane, was produced on the trial of Edward Kearney. Lieutenant Coltman, of the 9th regiment, proved that several bundles of this document were found in the Depot "quite wet from the press." Extracts from the documents have been published, and the entire manifesto that was produced on Kearney's trial is given in Ridgeway's Report, but, knowing the unscrupulous conduct of the government agents of that day with respect to such documents, I thought it desirable to give an exact copy of the original paper, the authenticity of which might be depended on. I am indebted to Miss M'Cracken for the copy of that document, and of the proclamation annexed to it, which were found among Russell's papers. "THE PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND. "You are now called upon to shew the world that you are competent to take your place among nations; that you have a right to claim their recognizance of you, as an independent country: by the only satisfactory proof you can furnish of your capability of maintaining your independence, your wresting it from England with your own hands. "In the development of this system, which has been organized within the last eight months; at the close of internal defeat, and without the hope of foreign assistance, which has been conducted with a tranquillity mistaken for obedience, which neither the failure of a similar attempt in England has retarded, nor the renewal of hostilities has accelerated; in the development of this system you will shew to the people of England, that there is a spirit of perseverance in this country beyond their power to calculate or repress; you will shew to them that as...

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